Postgraduate taught 

Museum Studies MSc

We offer three different programmes within the field of Museum Studies:

Museum Studies offers students the opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to become versatile museum professionals and leaders. The programme is led by staff within the Information Studies subject area and draws on staff research and expertise in museums, archives, libraries and digital cultural heritage.

Co-taught with staff from the University’s Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery and Glasgow Museums, the programme combines interdisciplinary academic and practitioner input. Glasgow’s Civic and University museum collections provide students with privileged access to rich and diverse resources of international standing. A series of visits provides complementary experience of varied museum institutions and collections.

Museum Studies: Theory & Practice is targeted at those interested in working in a wide variety of museums roles, such as curatorial, learning, audience engagement, collections management, project management, marketing or digital strategy.

The Museum Studies: Collecting & Collections and Museum Studies: Artefacts & Material Culture programmes are particularly suited to those with an interest in further curatorial or academic research. Both of these programmes provide opportunities for students to further their specialist knowledge through optional taught postgraduate courses offered by the College of Arts.